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'See a Need, Fill a Need'

Howard and Eunice Hovland’s love for education and passion for giving inspired a philanthropic legacy that today provides sustaining support for local nonprofits and causes.

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The Making of a 'Moonshot-Inspired' Idea

Dick and Kathy Sweetman wanted to do something great for the city they love. The Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation helped make their dream of a planetarium a reality.

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From Journalist to Advocate

Seeking to turn her heartbreak into action, veteran reporter Angela Kennecke launched the nonprofit Emily’s Hope in 2018. In her daughter’s memory, the organization has impacted thousands of lives and today, thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation, it’s piloting a new prevention curriculum to educate younger students on the dangers of substance use.

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Finding Purpose in the Pain

After a friend died by suicide, two local families are using philanthropy to raise awareness for behavioral health and to support a new suicide prevention effort.

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Community grants

Foundation Announces Community Grant Recipients

During a time when human services needs are greater than ever, the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation has awarded grants to seven local nonprofits working to enhance child care, advance mental health, support diverse populations, nurture child development, and build community connectedness.

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2022 Excellence in Education Grants

Grants Bring Teachers' Ideas to Life

Meet the 16 area teachers whose innovative ideas for classroom projects have received grants through the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation's Excellence in Education Initiative.

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